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LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea’s hopes of keeping Eden Hazard have been given a significant lift by Zinedine Zidane’s decision to step down as Real Madrid manager.
Joao Mario has said he will categorically not return to Inter Milan as he seeks another move following his West Ham loan.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester United have had an offer accepted for Diogo Dalot and could complete the signing of the Porto defender this week, according to sources close to the player.
Jose Mourinho watched Marco Verratti during a scouting mission in November.
Manchester United are prepared to offer Paul Pogba to Real Madrid in exchange for Gareth Bale, according to reports.
Newcastle are hoping to offload Henri Saivet on a permanent basis this summer – but the majority of interest in the midfielder so far has been regarding another loan deal.
Meanwhile, Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune is wanted by Sevilla – but the Magpies will resist any attempts by the La Liga outfit to lure the Frenchman back to Spain.
Rennes have asked Wahbi Khazri for a quick answer on whether he will join them next season, but Sunderland might prefer him to take his time after being declared fit for the World Cup.
Sunderland manager Jack Ross has axed coaches Robbie Stockdale and Adrian Tucker as he begins to form his backroom staff.
Sunderland have been linked with a move for former Newcastle attacker Marcus Maddison.
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jake Livermore is wanted at Crystal Palace by Roy Hodgson this summer, according to reports.
Kristian Pedersen has held talks with Birmingham City, the defender’s current club Union Berlin have confirmed.
Abel Hernandez, who is being chased by a host of clubs, has confirmed he is leaving Hull City at the end of his contract.
West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez has been linked with a summer return to Burnley.
Huddersfield Town have entered the race to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers target Andre Silva from AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City are one of several Championship clubs being linked with a summer move for Hibernian midfielder Dylan McGeouch.
New Stoke boss Gary Rowett has returned from his holiday and is poised to sit down with the club’s top brass to draw up a hit list of transfer targets.
Stoke City have been linked with a move for Benik Afobe, just days after he joined Wolves from Bournemouth.
Steve Waggott says Blackburn Rovers could revisit some of their January targets in the summer window.
Interest in Islam Slimani remains high despite his difficult start to life in England following his £29m move to Leicester City in 2016.
Leicester City are set to make a bid for Trabzonspur attacker Abdülkadir Ömür, according to reports in Turkey.
Manchester City have reportedly stepped up their efforts to complete the transfer of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City.
Former Notts County striker Graham Burke is the latest name to be linked with a move to Nottingham Forest this summer.
Striker El Arbi Hillel Soudani favours a move to Nottingham Forest this summer to fulfil his ambition of playing in English football.
Derby County defender Curtis Davies has hailed the appointment of Frank Lampard as Rams boss.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Swansea City are on the verge of signing promising Real Madrid defender Jordi, according to reports.
Sheffield United are bracing themselves for a fresh series of enquiries about David Brooks.
Huddersfield Town are reportedly in talks with AS Monaco over a permanent deal for Terence Kongolo.
Reading are closing in on the free transfer of Sunderland defender John O’Shea.
Scotland striker Oliver McBurnie last night revealed he will hold talks about his future with his agent this week – and admitted he would seriously consider a move to his boyhood heroes Rangers this summer